A 33-year-old man has been hospitalized with severe injuries after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car on the West End, according to the Billings Police Department.
The crash was first reported at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night at South 20th St. West near Henesta Drive.
A 25-year-old man driving a Chevrolet Aveo was southbound on South 20th St. West and was in the middle lane attempting to turn left into the Holiday Gas Station when he collided with the northbound motorcycle, according to BPD Sgt. Scott Conrad.
The motorcyclist "incurred more injuries after the initial impact as the driver of the Aveo continued to drive over him to get out of the roadway," according to a press release from Conrad issued at about 10:20 p.m.
The motorcyclist was taken to St. Vincent Healthcare hospital with injuries Conrad described as “severe.” He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The driver of the Aveo told police he did not see the motorcyclist, Conrad said.
"Initial witness statements do not report that either the driver or rider was speeding or driving erratically," according to the release.
BPD’s Crash Team was headed out to investigate the crash and blockades would be set up blocking off the stretch of road to traffic, Conrad said.
Police blocked off the road with patrol vehicles at King Avenue West and Henesta Drive during the initial response.